October 25, 2005

Listener Supported

On the way to work, I was listening to a "listener-supported" radio station. They are in the middle of their fund drive where if only "1%" of the people would call and support the station, they would be financially stable.

One caller told of how her son, with cerebral palsy, wanted to donate his $20 a month allowance to support this station. "I want to do everything I can to help people hear the Gospel, and so I want to support the station." Like people who have not made a faith commitment to Jesus are going to listen to Christian radio!

If he wants to actually reach lost people maybe he should send the money to a mission organization. Maybe even his church! Okay, maybe not his church. Unless his church has bucked the statistics and actually reached an unchurched person this year. But really, Christians, who probably aren't giving their tithe to the church or to help lost and broken people, are giving it radio stations.

It just sounds like organized pan-handling.

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